On Saturday I was among the hundreds to attend this year’s Battleground show, their 10th Anniversary and the best attended show to date, all organised by Leon and the Pendraken team. This year I’d offered to play in the Durham club’s Never Mind the Boathooks Game organised by Conrad. I have to say I was very impressed with the ships, which were all scratch built and/or heavily converted. The other games were all at least pretty good and some of course were excellent, often for different reasons. What follows is a mosh-mash of photos of many of the games, but due to a technical failure (phone ran out of charge, doh!) I missed some, and the ones I did get of Andy Copestake’s lovely Sikh Wars game were unusable, even by my very low benchmark, which is a bugger as it was very pretty.
So, here they are in no order whatsoever, which I guess isn’t as important as actually getting some reasonable photos.
|The Great Galley of Newcastle (under my command) getting stuck in after delivering a few withering arrow storms in the direction of the Frenchies and assorted Hanseatic pirates, er mean traders.
|Danish rocket launcher.
|10mm battle of Nachod, one of the first engagements in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
|One for the kids. Cosmic cakes. Don’t ask….
|William III in Ireland.
|6mm Ancient Naval.
|WSS game using Paper Soldiers.
|Sorry, I had to…..
|WW1 1918. Very impressive game from Grimsby.
|More action on the high seas, well the Seine Estuary.
|And more of Schleswig Holstein. I could feel an itch coming on somewhere. Oh dear….
|The English flagship
Thus ended a great day out catching up with friends and acquaintances, some of whom I’d not seen for years, some I see almost every week but hopefully nobody whom I will never see again (So many references to getting old in our chats). It was also good to meet some new folks whom I hope will maybe even become visitors to the Burrow in the future. Bizarrely one of my new acquaintances lives 100 yards from our old house up t’dale in Westgate. (He moved in after we moved out).